Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles kills 90,000 a year worldwide – Vaccine has saved 20 million lives

The measles vaccine – as part of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine series – is a life saver. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal that the measles vaccine has saved the lives of more than 20 million people around the world since 2000. If all the people whose lives were saved by the vaccine were gathered in one spot they’d exceed the population of China’s capital of Beijing, the second-largest city in the world. But there is still work to be done, with close to…

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